Jihadists defending their last bastion in eastern Syria used the cover of bad weather to launch a deadly counterattack against a Kurdish-led force, a war monitor said Tuesday.
The Islamic State group was unable to hold on to the positions they attacked but the assault killed 23 members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and also left nine jihadists dead.
The jihadists often launch attacks under the cover of bad weather that cancels out their opponents' advantage of US-led coalition air power.
The SDF launched what is meant to be the final offensive on the jihadist organisation four months ago with air and ground support from coalition forces.
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